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SOLAR GEYSER PROJECT KICKS OFF

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16 March 2011

SOLAR GEYSER PROJECT KICKS OFF

A project to install free solar water heating systems at houses over the next two to three years in low-income housing areas such as Asla Park, Civic Park, KwaNonqaba, D’Almeida, Extensions 8, 13 and 23, Tarka and Joe Slovo has just kicked off.
 
The systems are sponsored by Eskom and the project is supported by the Municipality. Both institutions will benefit from electricity savings that the project will enable. The project will eventually also be extended to other low-income housing areas in the Mossel Bay municipal area.
 
The Municipality has this week launched an awareness campaign in the so-called 800 Erven area in Asla Park where the first systems will be installed by the company Tasol Solar Energy Solutions. The project will save the recipients between 30 per cent and 50 per cent of the electricity required to heat water in their houses.
 
Tasol representatives will in the next few weeks go from house to house in the 800 Erven area to have the necessary documentation completed before the physical installation of the systems can commence. The systems can only be installed at houses where the owner of the property has personally signed the documentation and has provided a copy of his or her identity document.
 
The Municipality has arranged for photo copies of the identity documents of the recipients to be made free of charge at the municipal offices in KwaNonqaba. The Municipality also appeals to residents of the area to give their full co-operation to the Tasol representatives for the completion of the documentation.
 
The systems can only be installed at permanent brick or concrete dwellings. The systems weigh 150 kg each and the roofs must be strong enough to carry this weight. The houses must also be electrified and have running water. The systems will first be installed at qualifying houses with north-east or north-west sloping roofs. The project will then be extended to the remaining houses in the area concerned.
 
Tasol will make use of local labour for the installation of the solar water heating systems and will also be responsible for a 10-year community maintenance and education programme on the systems.